LANCASTER, South Carolina (AP) – Two men were fatally shot early last Saturday at a South Carolina sports bar and eight other people were wounded in the gunfire, authorities said. A suspect was being sought.
The shooting occurred in Lancaster, a community about 72 kilometres south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Coroner Karla Deese told news outlets that the dead have been identified as Henry Lee Colvin, 39, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Aaron Harris, 38, of Kershaw, South Carolina. Authorities said four other people with injuries were airlifted to medical facilities for treatment after the shooting and that four others received treatment locally for non-critical injuries.
An eleventh person had minor injuries while falling in an attempt to flee the scene, officials said.
The shooting broke out at the Old Skool Sports Grill in Lancaster.
“I believe it was one person targetting another,” Sheriff Barry Faile said at a news conference last Saturday. “Unfortunately, we had 10 victims that got shot. This was a violent incident of huge magnitude that was witnessed by lots of people. The shooter or shooters are out there,” he added.